24 November 2014


Please pray for peace.
For you.
For your loved ones.
For the people of Ferguson and St. Louis, MO.
For all.

11 November 2014

rock n roll craft show 11

I am getting ready for this show the weekend after Thanksgiving. 
Here's a sneak preview!


 My work is sold under the name Studio 1017 and this year I am selling quilted potholders/trivets, lavender pincushions and sachets, lap quilts and blankets, adult and baby hats, scarves and cowls. The show is set up department store-style, meaning I won't be there at a booth, but my work is mixed in with other work of a similar nature (i.e. baby hats near other baby things, potholders near other housewares, etc).  
 Here are the details!
  The Luminary Center for the Arts
  2701 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO 63118  
 While there is no parking lot, there is plenty of street parking, with many meters on Cherokee and side streets and no meters further down on side streets.  You can make a day of it and grab something delicious from one of the many Mexican bakeries and restaurants, or peruse antique stores. You can get a coffee from Mud House or Foam, or get a baked good (including gluten free) from Whisk Bakeshop

Thanks for your support :)

02 November 2014

tidying and cleaning

Since the weather has been turning, the heat has come on, I have noticed that I am gathering more things inside. I have taken on loads of library books, brought up the box of yarn, gone through fabric, looked through paper and pens, researched types of journals, and pored my cookbooks for recipes for the slow cooker: soups, stews, and other savory dishes. I want to be warm, cozy, as light-filled as possible. I get the feeling I did not have enough warm weather as I needed this summer. I still want fall. I halfway look forward to Christmas, and my birthday in spring, because I don't want to be cold. I want to still sit on the porch in my lawnchair. I want to take long walks in the sun, dappled through the yellow and orange leaves. So, I will still take walks in the blue sky, in the grey sky, in the silver-tinted sky. I will keep moving in the day, sit under a blanket at night, make tasty, warm meals. I will make art to help anchor my feelings and my days. I will rake the leaves and feed the chickens, savoring the daily hours of light.

Also, today is All Souls' Day, yesterday was All Saints' Day. I remember all of my grandparents and some great aunts today, and some others whom have passed away.

25 October 2014

food, recently.

 raisin bread with strawberry balsamic jam; eggs with tomato and chive
 eggs with tomatoes and chives; apple pancake with raisins

 kale salad with scallops and tomatoes

 blueberry pancake with maple syrup, oj, coffee

 eggs with tomato, olives, chives, potatoes, quark cheese, ketchup

 eggs with bacon and avocado

 chicken, potatoes, salad with Trader J's cilanto dressing

 pizza and salad at Montelle Winery

links (unrelated to food  :)  )
sweater reuse is one of my favorite things

14 October 2014

this week

lots of new changes, including a new car!, links of interest, and lots of creativity as the weather is cooling. 
Since October, I have been crocheting lots of cowls, sewing lots of things including table runners, pincushions or sachets, and a door snake to keep out the chill.

To Read: this book


13 October 2014

12 October 2014

beautiful churches

This article made me think of all of the beautiful churches I admire...photos below. :)